2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'

2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'
© Greg Nash

Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanOffice of Technology Assessment: It's time for a second coming Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far GM among partners planning .3B battery plant in Ohio MORE (D-Ohio) let voters know of a way to interact with him regarding his long-shot 2020 presidential bid: Twitter. 

"Little secret. My DM's are open and I actually read & respond to messages," Ryan tweeted Sunday.

Ryan is one of more than 24 Democrats seeking the party nomination. The native Ohioan is running on a message of creating a system that works "for all Americans," and on a story of growing up in the Rust Belt.


Ryan qualified for the first debate and will face nine of his challengers Wednesday night, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE (D-Mass.).

Ten more candidates will debate on Thursday night. 

To qualify for the next round of debates, Ryan will need to gain more individual donors and reach at least 2 percent in recognized polls to meet the Democratic National Committee standards. 

The crowded field grew even larger Sunday with the addition of former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) who announced his candidacy for the White House.